Variety of Georgia to Surprise 100 Underprivileged Children with Bicycles during Special Event Saturday, May 17

Rome-area Children in Need Receive Bikes and More Through Children’s Charity Bikes for Kids Program

ROME, GA (May 15, 2014) – One hundred underprivileged youth from the Rome area are in for a big surprise on Saturday, May 17! As part of its Bikes For Kids program, Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity will present the unsuspecting children with brand new bicycles and helmets during a special event at the Rome Cinemas theatre. One child with special needs will receive an adaptive mobility bike during the surprise presentation to help overcome physical obstacles and provide therapeutic support. Through generous donations, Variety of Georgia, a non-profit dedicated to enriching, improving and fulfilling the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages, is able to keep the Bikes for Kids program alive. The initiative not only provides recreational, therapeutic and transportation opportunities for children in need, but it also offers them the freedom and independence to experience life.

The bike presentation will take place following a FREE movie screening of “Rio 2” at the Rome Cinemas. Participating families will arrive at the theater at 9:30 a.m. to check in for the 10 a.m. show with complimentary popcorn and a drink. As the families exit the theatre, Variety of Georgia will reveal the awaiting bikes and helmets with each child’s name attached.

WHAT: Variety of Georgia Bikes For Kids Surprise Event
Partnering with Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County Sherriff Department, and Wal-Mart Redmond

WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30 a.m. – Families arrive and check in
10 a.m. – “Rio 2” Movie starts
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Surprise bike presentation following the movie

WHERE: Rome Cinemas
2535 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165

For more information on Variety’s Bike for Kids program, please visit http://www.varietyofgeorgia.org/. Connect with Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity on Facebook and Twitter.

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21
Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World’s Greatest Children’s Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The charity’s mission is to enrich, improve, and fulfill the lives of children with disabilities or disadvantages. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called “Tents” and members “Barkers.” Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children. For more information, please visit http://www.varietyofgeorgia.org/. Visit Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity on Facebook and Twitter.